Conditions and Criteria

The conditions and criteria that projects must meet in order to receive REPIC’s support are listed below. Corresponding explanations must be provided in full, at the proposal phase at the latest (they may be less detailed in the outline).

  • The target country must be a developing or transition country.
  • The project must be in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, waste water and industrial processes).
  • The project must meet a local need. Local, direct beneficiaries must be clearly identified.
  • The REPIC project applicant must be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.).
  • The transfer of Swiss know-how and technology must be ensured.
  • The project must have innovative content and be in a pre-commercial phase.
  • The project must lead to a sustainable and economically viable solution in the medium term.
  • The project must include a clear strategy and approach for replication and multiplication after REPIC support ends.
  • Project management in both Switzerland and the target country must be relevant, effective, independent and sustainable.
  • The project’s objectives, activities and milestones must be clearly defined and measurable.
  • The budget must be easily understandable and adapted to the project.
  • Full and complete financing must be indicated. As a general rule, REPIC’s contribution will not exceed 50% of the project’s cost, nor the maximum amount of CHF 150’000